Faithfulness in Service - National Code of Conduct
Faithfulness in Service
A national code for personal behaviour and the practice of pastoral ministry by clergy and church workers.
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The principles, standards and guidelines enunciated in this Code, Faithfulness in Service apply to all members of the ordained Clergy and to designated lay “Church workers”. The defintion of “Church worker” is contained in the relevant instrument which enables complaints to be made and applies sanctions e.g. Discipline Ordinance 2006
Drafted by the Child Protection Committee of the General Synod between 2001 and 2004 with the whole of the Anglican Church in Australia by public consultations in every State Capital and several major regional centres and with innumerable written and face-to face meetings.
Adopted by the General (national) Synod of the Anglican Church of Australia in October 2004.
Adopted by the Diocese of Sydney of the Anglican Church of Australia in October 2004.
Further amendments adopted by the Diocese of Sydney of the Anglican Church of Australia in September 2007.
(Minor and drafting amendments only. The substance of the standards remains unchanged).